Supporting positive mental health

Published: 13/05/2024

How can we develop effective mental health support? New Research in Practice resources explore the concepts, definitions and benefits of good mental health. The resources are open access for Mental Health Awareness Week.

Having an awareness of mental health is essential for ensuring that care and support is holistic and person-centred. In a new series of videos, Jo Holloway-Green explores effective support and examines the impact of negative stigmas on everyday interactions. She also considers how we can best support practitioners whose experiences may affect their own family lives.

In a new blog, Martin Hampton shares his experiences of anxiety as a social worker. He explores the impact on personal and professional life; and how acknowledging the emotional demands of work reduces anxiety.

The resources aim to support practitioners, and the people they work with, to sustain positive mental health.

Mental health awareness: Video learning resources

Mental health awareness in social care is essential. These resources can help you to consider what effective support might look like and how the effect of mental health stigma can be seen in everyday interactions.

Watch the videos

Anxiety in social work

Martin Hampton shares his experiences of anxiety as a social worker, and the impact this can have on personal and professional life.

Read the blog

What is good mental health?

In a short clip below, Jo Holloway-Green explores the concept and definitions of good mental health from a subjective and person-centred perspective.

The clip is part of a new video learning resource that explores:

  • The concept and definitions of good mental health.
  • A summary of mental health treatment and the C.H.E.C.K. mnemonic.
  • How we can best support practitioners with whose life experience includes social work involvement in their own family lives.

Every person has a unique pattern of strengths and challenges so it is important that we take a person-centred approach, tailored to each individual.